FAITH

Yigo Guam Temple dedicated Sunday by Elder David A. Bednar

May 23, 2022, 7:28 PM
The Yigo Guam Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was dedicated on Sunday.
Ph...
The Yigo Guam Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was dedicated on Sunday. Photo credit; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

SALT LAKE CITY — The Yigo Guam Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was dedicated Sunday by Elder David A. Bednar, a member of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles.

“We speak much of the temple, but we should always first connect Jesus Christ with the temple,” Elder Bednar said.

According to a church press release, the temple will serve roughly 2,500 members in the Barrigada Guam Stake. It will also serve thousands more in the nearby islands of Micronesia.

Prior to the construction of the temple, church members in the area usually had to travel five hours to Japan, eight hours to Hawaii, four hours to the Philippines or six hours to Australia to attend a temple.

At Sunday’s dedication, Elder Bednar was joined by his wife, Sister Susan Bednar. Also in attendance at Sunday’s dedication were Elder Michael John U. Teh, of the Seventy, and his wife, Sister Grace Teh; and Elder John A. McCune, of the Seventy and Second Counselor in the Asia North Area presidency, and his wife, Sister Debbra McCune.

The temple was one of 12 announced by President Russell M. Nelson in October 2018. Seven months later, ground was broken for the temple. 

According to a church press release, the Yigo Guam Temple is one of the smallest temples to be built. 

 “But we do not have small temples,” Elder Bednar said. “A temple is a temple.”

Read more:

Bonneville International Corporation, the company that owns KSL NewsRadio, is a subsidiary of Deseret Management Corporation, which is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Today’s Top Stories

Faith

Groundbreaking dates for four temples in Latin America have been announced this week by the First P...
Mark Jones

Church announces locations for six previously announced temples

Locations for six previously announced temples were announced Monday by the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
1 day ago
Groundbreaking dates for four temples in Latin America have been announced this week by the First P...
Mark Jones

First Presidency issues 2022 Christmas message

A Christmas message was released Friday by the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
4 days ago
The Latter-day Saint church has announced six new missions....
Kira Hoffelmeyer

Six new Latter-day Saint missions to launch in 2023

SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints just announced it will offer six new missions next year.  In a statement online, the Church says it will soon offer five new missions in Africa and one new mission in Europe.  This is the list of new missions being offered:  Cote d’Ivoire Abidjan […]
6 days ago
Groundbreaking dates for four temples in Latin America have been announced this week by the First P...
Mark Jones

Church announces open house dates for Saratoga Springs Temple

The open house dates for the Saratoga Springs Temple for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be from APril 15, 2023 to July 8, 2023, with the exception of Sundays.
8 days ago
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...
Mark Jackson

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Memphis NAACP pair to help mothers

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Memphis NAACP are partnering to launch "MyBaby4Me" to help new and expecting mothers.
9 days ago
The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square announced three pilot programs Friday to help reach more peop...
Mark Jones

Choir announces three pilot programs to help reach more people

Three pilot programs were announced Friday by the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square to help reach more people throughout the world.
11 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Happy joyful smiling casual satisfied woman learning and communicates in sign language online using...
Sorenson

The best tools for Deaf and hard-of-hearing workplace success

Here are some of the best resources to make your workplace work better for Deaf and hard-of-hearing employees.
Team supporters celebrating at a tailgate party...
Macey's

8 Delicious Tailgate Foods That Require Zero Prep Work

In a hurry? These 8 tailgate foods take zero prep work, so you can fuel up and get back to what matters most: getting hyped for your favorite
christmas decorations candles in glass jars with fir on a old wooden table...
Western Nut Company

12 Mason Jar Gift Ideas for the 12 Days of Christmas [with recipes!]

There are so many clever mason jar gift ideas to give something thoughtful to your neighbors or friends. Read our 12 ideas to make your own!
wide shot of Bear Lake with a person on a stand up paddle board...

Pack your bags! Extended stays at Bear Lake await you

Work from here! Read our tips to prepare for your extended stay, whether at Bear Lake or somewhere else nearby.
young boy with hearing aid...
Sorenson

Accommodations for students who are deaf and hard of hearing

These different types of accommodations for students who are deaf and hard of hearing can help them succeed in school.
Young woman receiving laser treatment...
Form Derm Spa

How facial plastic surgery and skincare are joining forces

Facial plastic surgery is not only about looking good but about feeling good too. The medical team at Form Spa are trained to help you reach your aesthetic outcomes through surgery and through skincare and dermatology, too.
Yigo Guam Temple dedicated Sunday by Elder David A. Bednar